Monday, August 31, 2009

To Do: Blog

Google Calendar is a contact- and time-managem...Image via WikipediaI love Google Calendar. The Tasks list -- which is also connected to Gmail -- allows me to keep track of what I need to do at work, at home, any time I'm near a computer, and, of course, when I'm blogging.

Whenever I come up with an idea for a blog post, I break that idea down into basic parts, then add each part to my to-do list on Google Calendar. Then, I just pull the next task in, write it up, and if I finish a post ahead of time, awesome: I just pre-schedule it for another day.

I've never been ahead of myself like this before. It's pretty sweet!

What do you do to keep on top of your game with blogging or other writing?

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seeking PenPals...

This post is blatantly cross-posted from my other blog, Life is (not) Boring.

Havi at The Fluent Self has a weekly ritual in which she postspersonal ads for the things and people she wants and needs in her life. I love the idea, so I am heretofor going to rip her off.
Prolific communicator with endless opinions seeks same for penpal relationship. Let's keep the centuries-old tradition alive and count among the last great correspondants.
Topics unlimited. I am not easily offended, but be sure you are likewise and can take what you give. Sample topics might include books recently read, life lessons learned from daily tasks, updates on major milestones, progress towards goals, and explorations on topics not discussed in polite society.

Regualr correspondence is a must, although "regular" may be defined as anything from a short note once a week to an encyclopedicmissive twice a year. I tend toward the latter but am flexible. Ideally, holiday and birthday greetings would be inlcuded in the correspondence (but would not count toward the "twice a year missive").

The ideal candidate already has my home address, as I do not give it out online. I begin all replies immediately after receiving a letter; long repsonses will take longer to finish.

No dabblers, please. Apply by post; I have sent letter that have recevied no repsonse, and would like to weed out such candidates.

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